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What Happened to Democracy in Ohio?

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join ACS, the Jones Center, and SPIA for a discussion with New York Times columnist, Jamelle Bouie, on what’s going on with democracy in Ohio – and the country. Jamelle will be joined by Professor David Niven and Mia Lewis, two experts in the ongoing fight over democracy in Ohio.

Food will be provided.



Based in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington D.C., Jamelle Bouie is a columnist for the New York Times and political analyst for CBS News. He covers history and politics. Prior to the Times, Jamelle was chief political correspondent for Slate magazine. And before that, he was a staff writer at The Daily Beast and held fellowships at The American Prospect and The Nation magazine. He attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated with a degree in political and social thought, and government.

Mia Lewis is Associate Director at Common Cause Ohio. She joined Common Cause during the push to pass 2018’s anti-gerrymandering Issue 1, coordinating teams across Ohio to push for a “Yes” vote. She comes from an organizing and educational background and is passionate about protecting our democracy and ensuring access to the ballot.

David Niven (Ph.D., Ohio State University) teaches Elections and Political Parties in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. David is the author of several books including The Politics of Injustice: The Kennedys, The Freedom Rides and the Electoral Consequences of a Moral Compromise (University of Tennessee Press). David has written numerous studies on voter turnout and gerrymandering and has appeared as an expert witness in gerrymandering litigation. David’s political experience includes serving as the speechwriter for Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s campaign for president.


March 28
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Law 160